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. from defense to the cia. the men the president wants in his new cabinet are coming under heavy fire. will the senate approve them? we'll hear from two members of the armed services committee. republican kelly ayotte and democrat richard blumenthal. also the president is taking a more aggressive approach as he begins his second term. we'll ask our sunday panel if mr. obama has the clout to win the fights he's taking on. >>> and our power player of the week... the wife of a washington insider makes her own mark. all, right you now, on fox news sunday. ♪ >> chris: and, hello again from fox news in washington. in the wake of the newtown school shootings washington is getting ready for a battle over how to prevent more acts of mass violence. joining me are two people at the center of what is likely to be one of the first big political issues this year, larry pratt, executive director for gun owners of america and neera tanden, president of the center for american progress. welcome to fox news sunday. >> thanks. >> thank you. >> chris: vice president joe biden is expected to present his
't necessarily make him a good candidate for secretary of defense, i will tell you who thinks that makes him a good candidate for secretary of defense, the men and women in the armed forces of the united states and their parents who know that this is a guy who will be very careful about putting their lives at risk, 'cause he put his life at risk. he know what is war is and he will fight a wars if the's necessary but a guy that will do it with great deliberation and care. beyond that he went back to nebraska, ran for senate. became a senator. said he would only serve two terms. only served two terms. and when he was elected the second time, he was elected with 83% of the vote. this is a guy respected by his fellow citizens of nebraska. served here for a total of 12 years. and what did he do when he left the senate? he came became an ac testimony knick georgetown, school of foreign service, teaching the new leaders. he also has been co-chairman of the president's intelligence advisory board. he is alsos on the defense policy board. this is a gentleman who knows all of these issues in depth. he
of defense. we have a clash you will want to watch. >>> then the relationship between the united states and russia keeps getting worse, whose fault is it? moscow or washington? a debate. also, the next fight in washington will be over the debt ceiling. can president obama end this craziness and bypass congress altogether? we'll talk about the out of the box solutions and whether they would work. >>> and, finally, this is the signature of the man who might be the next treasury secretary. we'll look back through history to see if there's any loopy president. speaking of secretaries of the treasury three former holders of the office and many other statesmen and women offering advice to the president on a new gps special tonight "memo to the president, road map for a second term." tonight at 8:00 p.m. and 11:00 p.m. eastern and pacific. >>> first, here's my take. chuck hagel's nomination as america's next secretary of defense has drawn fire from people who say he's outside of the main stream. in fact, he's a pretty straight forward, traditional republican on most issues with a reluctance to
facilities that might be well pro-toerktd hidden? and i think bob gates, the previous secretary of defense, who pointed out the difficulty of striking these places is a real one. so any military option is feasible in terms of dropping bombs but what is the result of that military attack? with respect to the revolutionary guard, he has reasons for why he didn't go along with that resolution at the time and that will be explored in the confirmation hearings. the last three weeks, we have had dueling op eds, dueling blogs and dueling different groups coming forward but most of the national security community in retirement that i know and many of the secretaries of defense and state i know, national security advisers, distinguished ambassadors, who served in the middle east think that chuck haigle is a solid guy who speaks his mind. he's a good supporter of israel. he has been there and the record will show that but he is not reluctant to disagree when he thinks disagreement is appropriate. >> you brought up israel. he referred to a jewish lobby saying it intimidates a lot of people on capitol
spending and defense 13e7bding in order to do so. and the president's saying don't hold america's economy 40s stajs in this political battle over deficit reduction dealing with nation's death. he will have an impassioned statement at the top and then he will ask reporters' questions. i assume there will be questions on guns. tomorrow the vice president is supposed to hand over his recommendations to the president about gun safety in the united states. gloria borger is here, it's a historic moment right now in the days leading up to inauguration, always, always very exciting, for those of us who are history buffs. he's got an enormous agenda in his second term and there's no guarantee that he's going to be able to succeed in all those areas. >> when the president started his first term it was a clear fiscal agenda and lots of people in the administration were hoping that by time he got around to starting these second term he would take on immigration, which he clearly intends to do. but before he gets to that kind of a large legacy making issue, if you will, wolf, he's got to get beyond al
among them an those cabinet nominations including chuck hagel for secretary of defense, both democrats and republicans here still have a lot of questions about hagel and his views. they plan to ask those questions at the confirmation hearings. also congress has got to deal with the debt ceiling. we're hitting it yet again. sometime in mid-february, authorities believe. and this time it looks like republicans will be pushing for cuts and social will be on the table. finally, you mentioned vice president biden meeting today with cabinet members to finalize recommendations on guns including pushing for an assault weapons ban, but also what he said is a comprehensive approach to gun control. the nra and others don't believe in assault weapons ban can pass in congress. we'll get his recommendations tomorrow. >> thank you. >>> colin powell is speaking out on nbc's "meet the press" he endorsed chuck hagel to be the new defense secretary. he said hagel would do a great job at the pentagon. powell also fired harsh words at his own republican party. >> there's also a dark -- a dark vain of intol
and be confirmed. >> senator jack reid, who is leading hagel's defense in the democratic senate caucus praised hagel's able ility the quote sp truth to power and also talked about hagel's service in vietnam. >> he's been a combat soldier. he's fought. literally walked in their boots. that i think will inspire great confidence in the military offices and enlisted men. >> but republican senator bob corker of tennessee who is not usually one of these knee jerk votes against the white house, particularly on appointments, raised a new issue about hagel on sunday. >> i think another thing, george, that's going to come up is just his overall temperment and is he suited to run a department or a big agency or a big entity like the pentagon. i think there are numbers of staffers who are coming forth now just talking about the way he has dealt with them. >> senator john mccain, the ranking member of the armed services committee, which will conduct hagel's confirmation hearing, continue to criticize his former close ally say they'll quiz him over america's view of the world. >> the surge was the worst blu
qaeda, as a spent force. but, just this week, when this terrorist action happened, defense secretary panetta talked about al qaeda, in a very different way. let's watch: >> president barack obama: we've decimated al qaeda's current leadership and brought usama bin laden to justice he deserved. [cheers and applause]. >> al qaeda is still there. they are still a threat. they are a threat in yemen and a threat in somalia. they are a threat as we speak in mali. >> chris: does the president now recognize that al qaeda is not decimated, but is in fact resurging in the countries that leon panetta talked about and what is he prepared to do to take them out in algeria and libya and across the region. >> the president recognizes that. each and every day he is monitoring activity an attempting to disrupt them. >> chris: why in the campaign did he say they were decimated. >> there is no question the core al qaeda leadership in the region has been decimated and you are seeing across the globe groups mushrooming up and what we have done in yemen and in northern africa -- but, again we'll take the
priority is the safety and security of these hostages. the defense secretary, leon panetta, is saying, quote, terrorists who murder or kidnap americans will be hunted down. one escaped hostage is saying that he had plastic explosives strapped around his neck. his brother spoke about the terrifying moments. >> yeah. we just found out recently that he'd been made to sleep with semtex tied around his neck. he had duct tape over his mouth and his hands tied and we find out how he got free. and was removing five convoy loads from a different part of the compound and one of the jeeps steven was in, there were five jeeps, and the algerian army had bombed the jeeps, and out of five jeeps, the bombs -- four of them were hit and wiped out and obviously they lost their lives. luckily enough for my brother he was in the jeep that crashed, and she was able to make a brea for freedom with the semtex around his neck. >> pretty calm account from the brother. but the little boy, the son of the escaped hostage here, expressing relief and tears over the news that his dad finally among those hostages who
raddatz is traveling with the defense secretary, who is in italy watching every move. martha? >> reporter: good evening, diane, from rome, where secretary of defense leon panetta is urgently trying to get more information about this attack on americans and others. three americans are believed to be held hostage right now, but u.s. officials warn that number is fluid. secretary panetta tonight says the u.s. will take all necessary steps to deal with this crisis. >> by all indications, this is a terrorist act. and the united states strongly condemns these kinds of terrorist acts. it is a very serious matter when americans are taken hostage along with others. >> reporter: it all began when 20 armed islamic militants, believed to be affiliated with al qaeda, approached a group of oil workers. the attackers were reportedly heavily armed, driving in three unmarked vehicles. the oil workers were on a bus headed to a nearby airport. there was a fight -- security forces for the workers battled back. when the smoke cleared, at least one foreign worker was dead, others wounded. the terrorists then h
. but first, the battle is ratcheting up today over chuck hagel's nomination as defense secretary. here's former secretary of state colin powell on "meet the press." >> i think he gets confirmed. i think ultimately he's superbly qualified based on his overall record, based on his service to the country, based on how he feels about troops and veterans and families. i think he will do a great job as secretary of defense. and i think in his confirmation hearings all of these issues that you've raised, that others have raised, he'll be prepared to deal with. >> also new today, senator john mccain offering new insight into his concern about this nomination. >> what is his view of america's role in the world? whether he really believes that the surge was the worst blunder since the vietnam war. that clearly is not -- that's not correct. i mean, in fact, it's bizarre. why would he oppose calling the iranian revolutionary guard a terrorist organization? these are legitimate questions that need to be asked. i honor his service. we are friends. but i have an obligation to the men and women who ar
came back from that and put banned performance enhancing drugs in his body. his great defense was, after what i've been through, do you think i would put that stuff in my body and, of course, everybody said, everybody bought that because it was so plausible. so for lance to have actually doped after cancer was a pretty tough thing to do and i think it indicated a win at all costs attitude that was commendable and it was a seriously wrong thing to do. >> you were one of the very first people to question lance armstrong. it goes all the way back to 1999. what was it that made you suspicious in the first place? >> my first point of kind of suspicion was watching lance's treatment of a young french rider and there will be people out there, if they were all doping, how wrong -- how can you blame lance and single him out? they all weren't doping and one of the guys who did not dope in 1999 was a young french rider, and he offered the pin that you couldn't win this tour de france in '99 without doping and much of the colleagues resented him saying that. the guy who most resented him sayi
as secretary of defense. >> senator reed emphasizes pressure but one of the points that robert jarvis makes is get more creative on the carrot you'll offer to iran so there might be some way to have a resolution without a conflict. >> and that's teed up right now. i think these economic sanctions are having far more impact than any of us imagined, and there's a really interesting debate going on in iran, george, one we haven't seen before. the supreme leader is allowing a debate to take place about the nuclear policy and about the economy. this suggests to me the administration can and will go forward with the big negotiation, with the big proposal, and the real question is, can we come up with an approach that's enough for the iranians, and not too much for the united states and the israelis? can we, if you will, park the iranian program out of place that sufficiently far from nuclear weapons status that we can live with it. i don't know, but we want to find out. is either of the alternatives going to war against iran or living within iran that has nuclear weapons are extraordinary unattra
is marian wright edelman, founder and president of the children's defense fund and also mayor mark klinechman who is author of "against guns. ooh" and also, a parent whose daughter was shot and injured in the mass shooting in va tech in 1997 in which 32 people were murdered. and amy walter who is senior editor of the "cook report." thank you all for being here. amy, i want to thastart with yo because the biggest part of being a inside is knowing what questions you should ask, so as gun control, what should we be asking? >> well, as washington insider with retalk about the policy and the prescriptions and the actual policy that a lot of folks would like to see happen or prevent from happening on guns. at the same time what's missing in this discussion is the cultural issues here which i think that we forget about in washington that when we talk about gun ownership here and in nerdland, we talk about specific policies, but think that for a lot of people, what gun ownership is not about how many bullets you can buy or what kinds of guns you can own, but it is about a way of life, and
of murdering 16 afghan civilians, 9 of them children, he is set to be arraigned today. a defense attorney says staff sergeant robert bales will plead not guilty. he is being held at a base in washington state. bales allegedly murdered the civilians in a nighttime raid last march. >>> the world awaits oprah winfrey's one-on-one with lance armstrong tonight. it's widely reported he will admit to doping but what else will he say? the interview has not aired, but the damage control is underway. a source telling us that armstrong is already in talks to return some of his endorsement money. >>> a northern california man facing a $14,000 property tax bill, paid his tab in rolls of coin. stacks of dollar bills. larry casper said he tried to pay half his bill weeks ago but the county would only accept payment in full. so he asked family to empty out their piggie banks. every year at this time, this becomes the park city, utah sundance film festival. sundance traditionally a mecca for independent films. some 50,000 people expected to descend on the town over the next ten days. next week you guys are tra
% defense against the flu, this really raises your chances of not getting it. and if you do receive it, and you do actually get the flu, there's a good chance that the flu that you get, the symptoms are going to be much less. you'll be sick for fewer days and your fever will be -- your symptoms -- you'll feel much better. and it will not be anywhere near as severe as if you had not received the vaccine. >> right. so let me ask you, as somebody who has not gotten a flu shot because i have not yet. if i wait for new stocks to come in, are those vaccines better suited to the flu? do they then become more effective as the flu season goes on? >> no. the vaccine is the same vaccine that's being produced by the pharmaceutical companies. usually the world health organization will try to predict which strains are going to be the predominant strains. about a year in advance. and then it takes the pharmaceutical companies about -- probably about six months to produce the vaccine. once it's in production, it's not being modified until the subsequent flu season. >> the same vaccine you could have g
rounds, these guns and equipment are not designed for sport or home defense. they are designed to kill large numbers of people quickly, that's the only purpose they have. they belong on the battlefield, in the hands of our brave, professionally trained -- >> we're going to break away from this. we'll continue to monitor mayor bloomberg's remarks in baltimore. we're going to take a quick break and be back with more. that's when i had an honest conversation with my doctor. we discussed all the symptoms... then he gave me some blood tests. showed it was low t. that's it. it was a number -- not just me. [ male announcer ] today, men with low t have androgel 1.62% (testosterone gel). the #1 prescribed topical testosterone replacement therapy, increases testosterone when used daily. women and children should avoid contact with application sites. discontinue androgel and call your doctor if you see unexpected signs of early puberty in a child, or signs in a woman, which may include changes in body hair or a large increase in acne, possibly due to accidental exposure. men with breast cancer or
member than from the enemy. but the department of defense and all the services have done little except a lot of lip service in terms of addressing this issue. >> is the second term a time we might see it? we have been hearing critique of the cabinet but weather the secretary of defense is a man or woman, as secretary of defense, we want that person addressing these questions. will we see a stronger motivation to address the questions of military sexual assault in the second term? >> i certainly hope so. we are having a hearing in congress this week where more than 41 young recruits, new trainees were sexually assaulted or harassed by 19 military training instructors. it wasn't because women came forward and talked about it. only one reported it. there's a fear of reporting it. if you report it, your career is over. >> is there something we can learn from sort of the culture of the military which is at this moment, managing poorly in some ways the influx of new women service members and what's going on in the u.s. house of representatives and the u.s. senate which are still dominated by
. >> "outfront" tonight, the defense department's former africa counterterrorism director, jeff porter, he has briefed the fbi on the situation, and chris lawrence. our pentagon correspondent. chris, let me start with you. the state department says we have to do the job right. the defense department says the united states will be involved in mali. what are you hearing tonight as far as u.s. intervention? >> they're narrowing down the option. piloted planes to gather some intelligence is one option. drones, although one official told me those are in very high demand with things going on in yemen and afghanistan, libya and other areas around the world. he said look for possibly some air lift capacity. in other words, big cargo planes that would allow the french to get more equipment to where it's needed in mali, and refueling capability. in other words, the french jets doing some of the bombing, these american refueling tankers could pull up alongside them, and the french jets could refuel in air so they could go longer and further without having to come back to a base. >> interesting options. t
are good. i think the defense will be a fight. that will be fun to watch. >> let's talk about guns. i have been talking about this a lot. particularly since sandy hook, but before that. you're an independent in many ways, but what do you make of the gun debate. i'll tell you why i ask. in britain, it's not a political thing, never has been. never left or right. it's more of a human reaction when things happen, we have to do something. why is it so political in america? >> it's a part, i think, of how our country was formed. we did have to take up arms to form our country. >> to get rid of us. >> i didn't want to say it, but if you're going to bring it up, yeah, to get you guys out. there's that. it's in our constitution. look, i own a gun. you know, i'm gone a lot. i have a wife, i have two kids. i know how to keep them. they're in a gun safe. nobody can get to them. >> how many do you have? >> three. >> what type? >> i don't have an assault weapon. >> you have handguns? >> exactly. and i'm a sportsman. and i shoot skeet, and i grew up in the midwest. that's a part of my culture. i underst
a fixation with the idea that no defense is a good defense, and that is not a good idea. >> here is my issue with this gun free zone that you keep making. you're not the only one who makes it. unless i'm wrong, these mass shooters pretty well know they are going to die. i mean, they go to kill a lot of people and then they know at some stage that they are going to die. because all mass shooters pretty much get killed -- >> right, and frequently, they kill themselves. >> why would the gun free zone make a difference to them? >> they are looking for, it would seem, in their sick minds, to see if they can out do the virginia tech slaughter. or some other thing that might be in their perverted minds. so, why should we give them a neon sign that says well, see if you can do better than the last guy over here? >> you know there was an armed person at virginia technology and you know there was an armed sheriff at columbine -- >> he fled. >> right, and you know that at ft. hood, one of the most heavily guarded military bases in the world, 29 people were killed and 21 wounded. >> and it was a gun fre
? >> first and foremost, if you have never fired an ar-15, as a woman who also has self-defense, uses guns for self-defense and likes to know that i have that security they're a lot easier to fire than other rifles with the recoil. >> you think all women should be armed with ar-15s? >> my goodness, are you going to go off on a tangent every time i say one thing? come on, now, piers. stay with me. stay here with me. >> i'm trying to find out what you believe. >> i'm trying to explain it to you, but you keep putting words in my mouth every time try. so stop, let me finish and we'll get somewhere with this. an ar-15, honestly, it's just like any other rifle. i don't understand why some individuals can become so scared of this, because they think it's a scary-looking weapon. it's not. this is not the military assault rifle that fully automatic or capable of select fire. >> it shot 17 americans in a movie heater in 90 seconds. it murdered a group of new york state firemen. >> there are pistols made by armor light. >> this particular weapon has been used in the last four mass shootings. >> how a
understand from defense secretary panetta there were probably about seven or eight americans initially, and some, as you said, have gotten out. they talked to their families, but it is still really unclear what has happened to nem. >> it surprises me there's so little information. early this morning, you know, this raid had already begun. so the fact that information has been so slow to come out surprises me, i guess because it's a remote region. did the algerians give the u.s. a heads up before they conducted the raid, do we know? >> they did not. that's what we're told by u.s. officials, they didn't. that's one of the growing frustrations. everyone understands, of course, it was a very difficult operation and remains a difficult operation, but without that heads up, the u.s. and i have been talking to some european countries that are expressing some frustration with a lack of information, conflicting information, not enough information on the u.s. hostages. so that is saproblem. >> we're also learning from defense officials, the u.s. is increasing its role in the conflict in mali. ho
a lower 18% growth rate. in defense of starbucks, they have a better brand not to mention, indeed, better coffee. you've got two ways to win, it could rally up to $14, i think that could be a conservative number or the stock could go to $16.24, i know, pretty precise, on a potential takeover bid. they seem to be addicted to coffee-related acquisitions as i'm addicted to coffee itself. it is at a 52-week high. and i'm willing to endorse buying the stock on a pullback. wait for some market -- believe me, it does happen, knock the stock down and then make your move. here's the bottom line, krispy kreme as this donutamid clearly shows is back. and it's giving you two ways to win. either the company gets taken ore or stays independent and grows like a weed. the only thing that gives me pause is the gigantic move in the share price. i'm begging, be patient, wait for a pullback and please use limit orders if you're going to buy kkd. let's go to bob in my home state of new jersey. bob? >> caller: boo-yah to ya, jim. >> how do you like that burger? cheese on it, onion, pickle, lettuce, that's from
raided. >> reporter: defense secretary leon panetta issued a warning to those running the training camps. >> terrorists should be on notice that they will kind no sanctuary, no refuge, not in algeria, not in north africa, not anywhere. >> reporter: so far this al qaeda group has been focused in africa, but counterterrorism officials are concerned that if these training camps continue to flourish, their ambitions may expand. libya is right on the southern shore of the mediterranean, and officials are concerned that militants could try for an attack in europe or european militants could come to libya, get training, and then try to carry out an attack back home. erin? >> thanks very much to chris lawrence. fran townsend is a former homeland and counter trirm security adviser to president george bush. and stuart holiday is former ambassador. stuart, let me start with you. in chris' reporting there was a sound bite from president obama from a very different time, and that sound bite he said libya is a success. it's a lesson in success of how to do these things. was that premature given what c
is across-the-board cuts across domestic and -- >> half from defense, which is 17% of the budget, so the question is, do republicans hate defense cuts less than they would like to see the spending cuts on the domestic side? my -- after that comes march 27th, which is when the current continuing resolution on -- that funds the government expires, so we're going to have real debates about real splittable differences. >> the other thing, george, that's going to happen, and i think that this is going to begin the process of it, is that every day that goes past the inauguration is a loss of power day for the president. and you have -- you basically now have a party, the democratic party will function with him but it's been a cult of personal. fundamentally a cult of personality around the president. they'll have to figure out where they go from here and what's going to happen. the republicans are a cult of no personality and no people and they're going to have to figure out so each day goes forward i think we're going to have an increasing inability for somebody to stand up and say i repr
, because the president's time, the secretary of state's time, secretary of defense's time is pretty limited. you better know what you want to achieve in in in three years or so >> you told me earlier this morning something i had never known. upper the national security adviser, one of the president's closest aides during the first term. then you were nominated to be secretary of state, and you told me you had to go through a full background check. >> that's right. i remember thinking-- they were going out and talking to my neighbors again. and i remember thinking didn't we just do this four years ago? you know what i've been doing for the last four years. maybe it's a little bit of a sense of the turf wars in washington between the white house and state department but it was done all over again >> that's just amazing to me. bob, you have watched a few of these inaugurations. you heard david plouffe say this morning he thinks there's massive support for deficit reduction in the country, and massive support for this and that. i'm not sure how massive the support is. it seems to me everybody w
they are with unemployment. the first time since 2009. >>> there's a troubling new statistic from the department of defense involving u.s. service members. the number of suicides in the military surged to a record high of 349 last year. that's according to the associated press. that exceeds the 295 americans who died fighting in afghanistan in 2012. >>> the military has launched a number of new programs to improve mental health services and increase awareness of the problem which the pentagon has now labeled an epidemic. >>> there's an unlikely voice entering the obesity debate. with local governments considering measures similar to mayor bloomberg's crackdown on large sugary drinks in new york city, soda giant coca-cola now stepping into the conversation. coke has unleashed a new ad campaign that defends its record while acknowledging the company's role when it comes to america's weight problem. nbc's chris jansing with the details. ♪ ♪ teach the world to sing to perfect harmony ♪ >> reporter: the company that once wanted to buy the world a coke, whose commercials turned adorable polar bears into po
those hostages. but in the end it probably wouldn't have mattered. according to one defense official, the algerians were in total control. brian. >> jim miklashevski at the pentagon. where we'll keep an eye on it. >>> another big story today, big progress to report tonight in this country's specifically a dramatic drop in cancer death rates over the last 20 years. but the news from the american cancer society is not all good. it comes with a big warning about the next big risk. here with that our chief science correspondent, robert bazell. >> reporter: the report out today illustrates huge strides in the fight against cancer which kills one in four americans. the death rate down more than 20% in the last two decades is attributed to improved survival from the biggest killers, lung and colon cancer, for both men and women. breast cancer and women and prostate cancer. >> the public should be ecstatic we are seeing these kind of reductions but they need to realize the battle hasn't been one. >> reporter: experts emphasize the kind of death rate is not due to the expensive new drugs we h
the military help come from? >> it could come from europe and even closer. a senior defense official tells me now that defense secretary leon panetta has assured americans that the u.s. military will take all necessary and proper steps to deal with this attack. what could that mean? most importantly, the pentagon's africa command has what is called a commander and extremist force. it's a small, very lethal force that is dedicated to hostage rescue and counterterrorism. they are at an undisclosed location but we're told they are on a very, very short window to be put into action. now, expanding out just a little bit, take a look at the map, look at where algeria is. look at where this oil facility is. you can take a look in italy, the u.s. has air bases in italy which they could use a cargo lift, they could also use surveillance plates from there and they also have about 150 marines that are trained in crisis intervention in italy and also as we move over to rota, spain, there are two marine corps anti-terrorism bases there. further out, if necessary, back here on the east coast, all u.s. spec
in reducing spending other than in the area of defense and maybe means testing for entitlements. so, chances for meaningful reduction in the growth of entitlements on the part of the republicans is almost nil. >> well, i mean, what -- what could the republicans have done? the senate didn't approve their own plan until, what, midnight on new year's day and it -- they will say, the republicans will say they were up against the wall and didn't want the country to go over the fiscal cliff. should we have gone over the fiscal cliff, since that was the reality, if, in fact, they would have pushed for spending cuts? >> maria, i'm not about to second guess them. these are very smart people -- >> well, you are second guessing them. this is what this interview is about. >> i just like to state where i believe where we are and what's going to happen. >> okay, what do you think happens? >> so, i think that the -- as a result of the tax increases, we are going to collect substantially less revenues than we thought we would. and that is because the federal and local tax rates, marginal tax rates combined
takes a look at why we don't want to get some. >> more. >> reporter: it's a good defense against the flu. hand sanitizer, but when it came to getting a flu shot for her 2-year-old daughter, dana was less certain. >> i really thought about it and between the odds of her having a bad reaction versus catching the flu, i felt like the flu and having heard down and out and possibly risking her health or her life wasn't worth it. >> reporter: dana ended up getting a flu shot for her daughter, but others we talk to say no thanks to the flu vaccine. >> busy with work and just didn't seem to affect me, i don't think. >> i'm not sure i'm confident in its ability to really protect me. >> reporter: there are concerns with the flu shot that lead some not to get one. many of those reasons, though, are actually baseless. first notion is that the flu shot can actually give you the flu. dr. greg cope is an e.r. doctor in washington. >> the virus has been broken down into many parts that are inactivated and will naot cause the flu. >> reporter: another common complaint that it isn't effective. while it is
offering plans to cut medicare, social security, defense, oh, please. i'll believe it as i see it, even though i think it's important that it be done. both parties guilty of too much spending. the democrats witt vitriolic, t to make money to pay for it. and enough politics. the american investor figures out we're pretty long through the united states of three-ring circuses. the most important spur for investment is confidence. three issues that held up business formation and stock investing for a long time. put a drag on it. uncertainty of the presidential election, uncertainty of the fiscal cliff and the sequester debt ceiling argument. two big bad events, only one more station on the gauntlet. it simply isn't as scary or meaningful as when it comes to the stock market or new business formation. sorry, it won't sell as many parents, and it just won't. smart investors are making a bet they can't wait for the third of the three washington incursions to be finished. once a big bad event is passed, the rick of responding floods in. now we're about to finish the third leg of the political s
who are elderly, the grandmother you mentioned here. the interest in self-defense they have is a significant one. i think it actually does a disservice to the debate to suggest it's only the nra with this interest in self-defense within the window where the state really cannot respond. it's a private crisis. >> this is incredibly important to you. it feels like part of what goes on is a sense of if communities are disarmed, which in one way makes perfect sense, take the beef and turn it into fistfights instead of gunfights and everybody lives with it. given there are so many weapons, there are a lot of good guys. the grandmas who say look, i want my guns. they are part of protection against the bad guys and importantly in a city like chicago, a history where the police themselves, the state doesn't necessarily make you feel safe. there's been inadequate policing in those communities or the wrong kind of policing in those communities. >> well, you know, my thing is you have to keep working on changing behavior. you cannot change the circumstances all the time throughout the u
raining down. others stood over the gas pistol. a self-defense weapon that can be deadly. it's still unclear why the 25-year-old bulgarian turkish man attacked ahmed dugan, longtime leader that represents bulgaria's turks and muslims. we're working on finding out everything about the attacker says the intear your minister. samples were taken to see if there were drums in his system. mystery how he got in. on top of the gun he had two knives, as well as a criminal background, the rest for drugs possession and robbery. he was anewsing his retirement when he was attacked. this morning the police say he's fine but many questions remain. for "good morning america," i'm alex marquardt in new york. >> unbelievable video, that politician is very lucky. >> he is, indeed. >>> time to check in with ron claiborne. >> that's a pretty wild story there. good morning to you, bianna and dan. >>> good morning, everyone. we begin with breaking news overnight on a scare involving boeing's new 787. they believe two different incidents with the battery had different causes further complicating the investi
was shot dead two years ago. both prosecution and defense maintain his activities were not the motive behind his killing but the defense argues that the child was exposed to violence at a young age. looks like he'll be held in some kind of detention facility until he's 23 years old. >>> a wisconsin woman who once weighed 425 pounds -- take a look at your screen right now -- she's now competing in triathlons. >> good for her. >> amy smith said her weight caused complications when her second daughter was born, so she had gastric bypass surgery. look at her. then she started working out. just one year later and smith has already completed two triathlons and two half marathons. >> my knees hurt, my back hurt, and i had high blood pressure. i was prediabetic. you know, i was going down a bad path. there's a group of us out there that have had weight loss surgery who are athletes now. i can say it. i never was comfortable saying that. >> oh, you are an athlete. you go, amy. now that she considers herself an athlete, amy smith's new goal is to participate in the elite iron man competition. >
that the politicians are going after, the semiautomatics are the most popular guns bought for self-defense. we need to look at whether these measures are actually going to have an impact or not and a lot of them are just political and are not going to keep our children safer. >> robert costa, we heard from senator joe manchin over the weekend and others. they want a broad base. they said you're not going to get a semiautomatic ban unless you have bettered attention to mental illness and obama today said that the gun lobby people were ginning up fear among americans who otherwise want reform. where is this thing going to play out? >> larry, i just walked over here in the u.s. capitol. the house is now back in session. i spoke with some lawmakers. especially among republican legislator, there's not a clamor to move towards an assault weapon ban, but there's a real discussion about background checks, about limiting the amount of bullets that could be in a magazine. and these are only preliminary discussions. so what president obama did today by talking about an executive order, he is trying to urge th
, secretary of state, defense and treasury, cia chief, all white men. some people are steamed about it. >> yep. >> does that bother you? >> no, i think obama should pick an all-black cabinet. why not? let's freak out some people in america. the first black person picked for a cabinet position was 1966. in all seriousness, he's going to have some diversity. 50% of the white house staff are women. i'm a big advocate of diversity. i think we learn from each other. i think it's great to have. i'm hopeful he'll make up for it. susan rice would have been secretary of state if the republicans hadn't attacked her -- >> hold on. i've been hearing that all week. i heard an interview, i was screaming at the television saying, people don't look when they're looking for the best qualified -- that is a bunch of crap. if you go to any h.r., anyone who's looking for any type of person to fill a job, they talk about everything, hair color, eye color, i need a black woman for this. we need a black man for that. and for an african-american, the first black president of the united states not to understand the opt
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